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Stephen Bowers, Blu roo - a little bird told me, 2011. Wheel thrown earthenware by Mark Heidenrich underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze.
Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura Jam Factory Icon 2013
17 October - 30 November 2014

Beyond Bravura features an extensive selection of works by Stephen Bowers, one of Australia's leading contemporary ceramic artists. Bowers has been working with ceramics since the late 1970s, and for much of his career he has been making objects that are rich in whimsical figurative ornamentation.
A JamFactory touring exhibition. Supported by Visions of Australia, an Australia Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

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Samuel Tupou, Viewpoint #3 (Wrights hill). Collection of the artist
14 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

Well recognised for his techniques of silk-screen and digital prints on PVC and paper, Sam Tupou's Future Landscapes simultaneously embody the surreal and the ethereal. With backdrops of Pacific-inspired patterning, the artist re-invents captured moments from images salvaged from his family photo albums.

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Sue Ryan, Camp Dogs, 2014. ghost nets, mixed media. Cairns Regional Gallery Collection. Gift of the Friends of Cairns Regional Gallery
14 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

Cairns-born artist Sue Ryan has an innate love of animals and nature. Though punishing on her fingers, the process of weaving unraveled strands of tough nylon fishing net to create the highly recognizable form of a canine is her passion. In November 2013 the Friends of the Gallery commissioned three of Ryan's Camp Dogs for the Gallery's Permanent Collection. This significant acquisition complements Sue Ryan's quirky Tip Dogs mono-prints that were acquired by the Gallery in 2011.

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Eamon O'Toole, Toyota Corolla Ute - 1975, 1989/90. hand moulded plastic, steel, rubber, wood, enamel paint, aluminum leaf, textas. 410cm x 160cm x 165cm
5 December 2014 - 8 March 2015

Eamon O'Toole's twin passions of art and sport are manifested in his remarkable, moulded plastic sculptures that depict iconic and heroic motor-sports engines, cars and assorted "big boys" paraphernalia. Life-sized and exciting, the sculptures in Big Boys Toys brim with humour and a sense of the surreal.

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Timothy Cook, Kulama, 2011, natural pigments and acrylic binder on canvas 150 x 200 cm Collection of Seva Frangos, Perth Courtesy the artist and Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association, Melville Island, NT
24 December 2014 - 8 February 2015

The world is not a Foreign Land brings together work by six extraordinarily gifted artists: Timothy Cook, Freda Warlapinni, Djambawa Marawili, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ngarra and Rusty Peters. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions-the Tiwi islands, the Kimberley and North-east Arnhem Land- each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.
The world is not a Foreign Land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Quentin Sprague. The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012. Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection plus 5 LCD screen installation. Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Photo: Jacob Ring. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2012. Image courtesy the artists.
9 January - 8 March 2015

In-Habit: Project Another Country is a participatory exhibition by Filipino-born, Brisbane-based artists, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan. As part of their project, the Aquilizans encourage participants to create small-scale, makeshift or "dream" houses from recycled cardboard boxes that will become part of the evolving city that is the In-Habit exhibition/ installation.
In-Habit: Project Another Country is a Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commissioned project, toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Andrew Linklater, Gallery Body Language no 4, 2013. oil on canvas. Winner of the Casino Acquisitive Prize 2013 and the Packers Prize 2013
21 November - 21 December 2014

The Cairns Art Society Inc. proudly launches its 67th Annual Open Art Exhibition. This year selected member artists' works will be judged by Australian artist, Donald James Waters whose style of work transcends genres but originated with botanical art. Donald Waters is represented in many public and private collections, including the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Phil Johns, Dreadnought, 2014, oil on canvas
VERGE 2014
21 November - 14 December 2014

Verge 2014 is a group exhibition of selected works by students of James Cook University Creative Industries, TAFE Visual Arts and TAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts courses. This exhibition showcases the breadth and diversity of approaches to training the region's future artists and is an exciting preview of the future direction of artists in our region.

Louise Derry, Sky study VI, 2014, oil on canvas
19 December 2014 - 18 January 2015

Lou Derry's primary interest has long been the sky and weather in all their changing manifestations. Increasingly her work is less about the "land" and more about the "space" the land occupies, with landmarks included to merely give scale to the "space". This new body of work sees Derry transition from pastel to oils, to further explore the sky in all its glory.

Lee Wilkes, Teasing Peace, 2014 gelatin Silver Print
23 January - 1 March 2015

This fixture exhibition in the Gallery's program highlights a range of divergent, creative expressions being undertaken by recent emergent artists living and working in the region.

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